Morning Glory Espresso Stout | Old Dominion Brewing Company

Morning Glory Espresso StoutMorning Glory Espresso Stout
BA SCORE
73.9%
Liked This Beer
3.85 w/ 440 ratings
Morning Glory Espresso StoutMorning Glory Espresso Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Old Dominion Brewing Company
Delaware, United States
olddominion.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by larryi86 on 11-24-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,009
Reviews:
91
Ratings:
440
Liked:
325
Avg:
3.85/5
pDev:
10.91%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
106
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 440 |  Reviews: 91
Photo of Travis_Harris
4.63/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NateDyk47
3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L: very dark brown, tan head, no lacing
S: sweet chocolate malty coffee scent
T: coffee, faint hint of dark chocolate. bitter aftertaste. disappointing after the incredible smell.
F: light bodied for a stout, light to medium carbonation

Decent overall, but it smelled incredible then only tasted average, so that was disappointing.

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Photo of akopczyk
4.54/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RBorsato
3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Santiagocpr
3.66/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Keene
3.67/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I always wonder if the beers that say espresso on the label are actually done with espresso coffee or if its just a sexy way to name the beer. I mean, the difference between the two in the coffee world is enormous. drip vs pulled shot. different in texture, flavor, acidity, strength, everything. it has to make a big difference on the beers too, although it seems quite a bit harder to determine. this is great base stout, fluffy from oats I assume, and plenty bitter on the back end from the earthen roast. however, the coffee aspect, as nice as it is in the nose, doesn't immediately announce itself as espresso to me. its got less nuance, seems just black and acidic and somewhat generic as coffee goes. none of the blueberry or chocolate essences in there, none of the crema smooth mouthfeel, and not nearly as much of a caffeine hit as others bring to the table. the flavors are good, but I think the quality of the stout might be higher than the quality of the coffee. im not an expert, but that's the way it comes across. the alcohol is a little warm in the finish, especially when it warms up, but I totally dig it. a great beer to try for those relatively new to coffee stout, but the more refined coffee beer palates out there may be looking for a little something more on the java side...

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Photo of dsshuck
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of muchos
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L - Black, opaque. Light tan foam head reducing in a minute to a thin layer.
S - Rich coffee, roasted sweet malt, cocoa.
T - Coffee, molasses-like sweetness, coffee and cocoa in the aftertaste. Not boozy.
F - Medium body, more carbonation than expected, pretty dry finish for a big ol' stout.
O - Not very sweet, on the thin side and dry for an imperial stout, and pretty straightforward. But it's not bad, and for the price I would buy it again. And there's an attractive female on the label, sooo...
Cheers!

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Photo of dacrza1
4.07/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

DATE TASTED: November 29, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: Samuel Smith tulip pint... OCCASION: Christmas lights--up and operational... APPEARANCE: pitch black body supports a creamy, thick brown head that smears cirrus clouds above its half-finger base... attractive crags form while the head settles... AROMA: deep, alluring peat and coffee bean... what else? some briny notes with roasted malts... slight alcohol wafts in... PALATE: warm, soft, and smooth--much gentler than the 9% ABV would suggest; late action warms and leaves a comfortably lingering aftertaste that cooks... TASTE: as advertised, a powerful shot of coffee bean and roasted malts... the flavor is not overwhelming, but it is demonstrative... reasonable sweetness... OVERALL: as espresso stouts go, solid and rewarding...the ABV instantly numbs and the caffeine stimulates...one of Dominion's better, right up there with the Oak Barrel stout...

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Photo of AC-Mivsek
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- Pours black (reddish tint around the bottom) with a creamy khaki colored head leaves sticky lacing
S- Roasted malt, dark coffee, chocolate
T- Strong on the espresso making it more bitter than sweet. hop bite on the finish and chocolate rounds it out
M- Full-bodied, thick and creamy, easily drinkable especially considering the 9% abv
O- Overall this is a very solid coffee stout, it doesn't do much to differentiate itself, but it is a great example of the style.

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Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DRBiser
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ClavisAurea
4.49/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Andromeda13
4.94/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Roberto11232
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of uvachief
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a pub pint glass. Pours dark chocolate brown with a full finger of tan head that lingered for a bit. Smells of roasted malts, dark chocolate and espresso coffee. Taste is much the same. Not sweet. Easy drinking stout with a tiny hoppy bitterness on the back end. Good.

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Photo of Chuckeg15
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JPowell712
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jpinoniemi
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer poured nicely initially....very dark with a foamy tan head (like sea foam, only tan). The head dissipated quickly, however having a very flat appearance. This was consistent with the feel. Nice aromas of roasted/burnt coffe and malt. The taste was heavier on the malt than on the espresso, but the combination was good. Overall, I would say that the taste and smell were very good. The appearance disappointed and the feel sort of brought it down for me. I tend to rate on the hard side...rarely have I rated a beer into the mid 4 range. This beer was slightly above average for me.

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Photo of Rojada1988
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JRoPA
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Leiermann
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FickleBeast
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured in a Savor snifter. Bottled 4/25/15.

Pours a pitch black color with a finger and a half of mocha foam. Aroma is dark roasted malts.

First sip is rich, viscous, with a coffee like bitter finish. Feels like you can chew this beer. Alcohol is well hidden. Lush roasted flavor dominates, but the beer isn't overly sweet despite the viscosity.

Overall, I like this beer. There is a lot of flavor, and everything flows together nicely.

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Morning Glory Espresso Stout from Old Dominion Brewing Company
Beer rating: 73.9% out of 100 with 440 ratings
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